Tubby the Tuba, Tripp
Author: Paul Tripp
Illustrator: Henry Cole
Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers (1945)
For sixty years, audiences have been charmed by the adventures of a tuba named Tubby. All day long, Tubby plays oompah, oompah with his orchestra, but what he really wants is to dance with the pretty little tune. A resourceful bullfrog shows Tubby that everyone has the right to play his own melody.
When the recording of Tubby the Tuba was first released, it met with instant success, and went on to sell 13 million copies. Now these classic characters have been reimagined by Henry Cole in this stunning picture book, which comes complete with a CD of the author’s performance in full orchestration. This is a musical and visual treat for a whole new generation to enjoy the world’s most famous tuba.